Bibliographic Details

Letters to death row

Imprint [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, [2007]
Description 1 online resource (13 min.).
Language English
Series Education in video
Secondary citizenship ; 1
Subject Death row inmates.
Judicial error.
Death row inmates -- Correspondence.
Death row inmates.
Judicial error.
Documentary television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Records and correspondence.
Format E-Resource, Streaming Video, Video
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10313307
Other authors / contributors Evans Woolfe (Firm)
ISBN 9781503415348
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
Previously released as DVD.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Education in video). Available via World Wide Web.
This edition in English.
Summary Tahir Hussain, a British citizen from Leeds, was unjustly sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan for the accidental killing of a taxi driver in 1988. In this film, Tahir tells us what it was like on death row, and his brother Amjad tells us about the 18 year campaign to set him free. Only an energetic letter writing campaign involving Amnesty International led to Tahir's release in November 2006.Maria Gillespie tells us about her unjust imprisonment in Uruguay in the 1970s, when she was only 15. She was tortured because her husband was a trade unionist. The film shows that Maria was released a year later after receiving nearly 1,000 letters of support. A third case shows pupils writing letters to a 19 year old currently on death row in Iran, Delara Darabi, who claims she took the blame for a murder committed by her boyfriend.
Other form Original publisher catalog number C/2269/001